One Year Blogiversary!

Today is the one year blogiversary of Peace Love Nursing! In honor of the anniversary and the new journey I am embarking on as a new grad RN, we have revamped the blog to give it a fresh, clean, and updated look! I hope you will take some time to look around and check out the new and improved blog. I also have a lot of exciting blog posts in the works that will be coming soon- NCLEX prep/test experience, job interview process, hospital orientation, and new grad RN life! As I transition in to the role of RN I also hope to restore some work/life balance- more than what I had in nursing school. With this restored balance I plan to include some lifestyle posts for you as well- nature, travel, cooking, family, adventure, and everyday life.

Starting this blog was something that was way outside my comfort zone, but something I had always found interesting and wanted to do. Through the support and encouragement of Bradley and my parents I started it and it is one of the best things I have done! I love the opportunity to connect with people in this space and share my experience through nursing school, the nursing world, and life in general.

In honor of my one year blogiversary, I am sharing five of my favorite blog post from the past year!

1. #NursesTakeDC

This has been my most viewed blog post to date- it was shared over 40 time on FB! But most importantly, it is a cause and an action that is extreemyl important to me as a nurse. One of our biggest roles as a nurse is patient advocate- whether that be in the hospital or in Washington fighting for safe ratios.

2.Safe Staffing SAVES Lives!

This post goes along with the #NursesTakeDC post, but again, it is such an important issue in the nursing community! I felt like I had a lot of passion to go along with these posts- because I have seen what under-staffing can do to nurses and patients, as well as how it leads to burnout.

3.Mental Health Nursing: Why It’s Important

Mental Health is something that I feel is not talked about enough. As nurses, we need to be aware of mental illness and how we can treat these patients with as much dignity and understanding as possible. The stigma to mental illness can be reduced and hopefully eventually eradicated by discussing mental illness honestly and openly. This blog post I shared my thoughts on the importance of Mental Health Nursing for ALL nurses.

4.The End of My Nursing School Journey

This post I wrote on the day of my pining. Much of this blog was written about my experiences in Nursing School, so a post about the end of my journey is one that means a lot to me. I feel it was the beginning of the current transition I am in and the new journey I am embarking on as a new grad RN.

5.Hello World!

This was the first blog post I wrote and so I think because of that, it will always be near and dear to my heart. It was a simple introduction to who I am- but it was a big step outside my comfort zone and the beginning of an exciting journey!

I would love to hear from YOU on what you would like to see on the blog in the next year! Please leave any ideas for future posts- nursey or non-nursey below!

Thank you all so much for all the love and support over the past year! It means so much for me to have you as a part of my little space on the internet. I hope you will continue on this journey with me!

6 thoughts on “One Year Blogiversary!”

Melissa Weaver

Happy 1 year Blogiversary! Love the new site! Love, Mom

Bradley Culbertson

Looks great! Super proud of you baby!

Jerry Taylor

Proud of you!

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